a moral tale,
This review is from: In Harm's Way [DVD]  (DVD)An officer's wife made a scene in the officers' club and died the next morning in a car crash after a night of passion with her lover on the beach. It was a scandal strong enough to send a shock wave through the navy. However it was Dec 7th 1942 the day of the Pearl Habour attack, a good day to bury the bad news. People remembered the Japanese invasion and not the sex scandal. Did the adultery couple burn in hell. It made me think the author was a fatalist, but I am not, the almighty God acts in a more mysterious way.
There were so much promuscuity in the film it made me believe there was some truth in the fiction. A war was what they needed at that time to shake up the navy or America. Patriotism is always a good thing, it makes you think why they were there and what they were fighting for. A higher virtue than anything else and that was why Kirk Douglaus died at the end. There must be sexual frustration and lax discipline within the navy but the film did not tell all.
On the whole this was a moral tale with some naval actions.